A fired Delaware County corrections officer filed a complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging rampant racism and illegal conduct at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Glen Mills.
Victor McWilliams alleges in his nine-page complaint that the percentage of black corrections officers at the prison had plunged from about 90 percent in 2002 to less than 30 percent in 2012.
"This statistical anomaly cannot be ignored for an employer of this size," the complaint states. "It reflects a dramatic reduction of black corrections officers that is not commensurate with demographics of the available hiring pool. There is no apparent explanation to rebut the statistical conclusion that the downsizing of black corrections officers is the result of illegal discrimination."